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[07/11/06 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - August 2006

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - August 2006

NEW YORK, July 11 --

SERIES PREMIERE

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 4: THE COMEBACK

Series premieres Thursday, August 17 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Saturdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Mondays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

Sixteen former UFC fighters, eight middleweights and eight welterweights, have gathered in Las Vegas for a new season of the wildly popular series, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 4: THE COMEBACK. The special twist to season four is that the winning middleweight and welterweight fighters are both guaranteed a title fight and a six-figure cash prize. UFC President Dana White will host, and UFC Legends Georges St. Pierre, Mark Dellagrate and Randy Couture will serve as advisers to this season's fighters.

* UFC FIGHT NIGHT LIVE

Premieres LIVE Thursday, August 17 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET, tape delay for West Coast). Encores Thursday, August 17 (Midnight - 2:00 AM, ET/PT) and Saturday, August 26 (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT). Spike TV takes it to the Octagon with its sixth LIVE UFC fight card.

SPECIAL EVENTS/MARATHONS

* BOND DAYS OF SUMMER

Spike TV features James Bond movies all this month, telecasting every Tuesday evening in "Casino Cinema," and every Saturday and Sunday starting at 4:00 PM, ET/PT. The schedule includes:

Tuesday, August 1

9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999, Action)

Renard is a high-tech terrorist with a most unusual -- and deadly -- characteristic: a brain-lodged bullet that renders him totally impervious to pain. When he launches a devious scheme to seize control of the global oil supply, James Bond is the world's only hope.

Sunday, August 6

3:15 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974, TV-PG)

Bond is led to believe he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin and must hunt him down to stop him. Starring Roger Moore as Bond and Britt Ekland as Bond Girl Mary Goodnight

6:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977, TV-PG)

Agent 007 must work with his female Soviet counterpart to find the answer to the disappearance of nuclear missile-carrying submarines. Starring Roger Moore as Bond and Barbara Bach as Bond Girl Major Anya Amasova.

9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002, Action)

Agent 007 attempts to avert a war of catastrophic proportions by pursuing a traitor of Her Majesty's Secret Service from Korea to Hong Kong to Cuba to London -- and back to Korea again. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, and Toby Stephens.

Tuesday, August 8

9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

GOLDFINGER (1964, TV-PG)

Investigating a gold magnate's gold smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. Starring Sean Connery as Bond and Honor Blackman as Bond Girl Pussy Galore

Sunday, August 13

3:15 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT

A VIEW TO A KILL (1985, TV-PG)

Agent 007 faces off against a mad industrialist who plans on cornering the world microchip market by destroying Silicon Valley. Starring Roger Moore as James Bond, Christopher Walken as Max Zorin, and Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton.

6:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT

OCTOPUSSY (1983, TV-PG)

A Faberge Egg found with a murdered British agent puts Bond on the trail that leads to a plot to kill thousands to weaken NATO defenses in Europe. Starring Roger Moore as Bond and Maud Adams as Bond Girl Octopussy.

9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971, TV-PG)

Agent 007 goes to Las Vegas to investigate the disappearance of diamonds in transit and discovers the involvement of his archenemy, Blofeld. Starring Sean Connery as Bond and Jill St. John as Bond Girl Tiffany Case.

Tuesday, August 15

9:00 - Midnight, ET/PT

TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997, Action/Adventure)

When an egotistical media baron is tied to the disappearance of a British battleship, James Bond is sent to investigate. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Yeoh, and Teri Hatcher

Sunday, August 20

3:15 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT

LIVE AND LET DIE (1973, TV-PG)

Agent 007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroine magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. Starring Roger Moore as Bond and Jane Seymour as Bond Girl Solitaire.

6:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT

NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (1983, TV-PG)

SPECTRE agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld hold NATO ransom, forcing James Bond to recover the warheads and kill his arch-enemy. Starring Sean Connery as Bond and Kim Basinger as Bond Girl Domino Petachi.

9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981, TV-PG)

Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands. Starring Roger Moore as Bond and Carole Bouquet as Bond Girl Melina Havelock.

Tuesday, August 22

9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

DR. NO (1962, TV-PG)

In his first movie, British Agent 007, James Bond, is sent to Jamaica to investigate the murder of a fellow operative. Bond's inquiries soon establish a connection between the death, a spate of recent failures in the US space program, and the mysterious Dr. No. Starring Sean Connery as Bond and Ursula Andress as Bond Girl Honey Ryder.

Sunday, August 27

3:30 - 6:30 PM, ET/PT

MOONRAKER (1979)

A Boeing 747 carrying a US space shuttle on loan to the UK crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. When the British examine the wreckage they can find no trace of the spacecraft and send agent James Bond to the shuttle's manufacturers, Drax Industries, to investigate.

6:30 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)

James Bond is sent on a mission to Istanbul to try and acquire a Russian cypher machine known as Lektor from a defecting Russian agent. However, the Russians have no knowledge of this as it is a S.P.E.C.T.R.E. ploy to lure James Bond into a trap -- a fitting tribute to their now-dead agent Dr. No.

9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002, Action)

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 3 MARATHON

Telecasts Saturday, August 12 (9:00 AM - Midnight, ET/PT).

In honor of the premiere of Season Four of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, Spike TV presents a marathon of the entire 3rd Season of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, including the exciting 3-hour finale.

* UFC 62 COUNTDOWN: LIDDELL VS SOBRAL (working title)

Premieres Monday, August 21 (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Friday, August 25 (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT) and Saturday, August 26 (6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).

This special will preview the upcoming UFC 62 Pay Per View event.

* UFC: ALL ACCESS - RENATO "BABALU" SOBRAL (working title)

Premieres Monday, August 21 (10:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT). Encores Wednesday, August 23, (1:00 - 1:30 AM) and Saturday, August 26 (10:30 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT).

The show will feature Light Heavyweight Number One Contender Renato "Babalu" Sobral as he prepares to take on Champion Chuck Liddell. UFC Octagon Girl Rachelle Leah is the host.

ORIGINAL SERIES

* BLADE: THE SERIES (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Wednesdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Sundays (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Mondays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Spike TV's first original scripted drama, BLADE: THE SERIES stars Kirk "Sticky" Jones (Over There, The Shield) as the title character who is half-man, half-vampire and employs his extraordinary powers in a crusade to save mankind from the demonic creatures who walk the night. Set in Detroit, Blade investigates the vampire house of Chthon. Along the way he forms an uneasy alliance with Krista Starr, portrayed by costar Jill Wagner (Punk'd, Monk), a former military veteran who becomes entrenched in the world of vampires while investigating the murder of her twin brother.

* THE DUDESONS

Telecasts Thursdays (10:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT). Encores Saturdays (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT). Season finale Thursday, August 8 (10:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT).

Spike TV introduces America to the international sensation, THE DUDESONS, a huge hit for the past four years on Finnish TV. This extreme stunt comedy features the wild antics of four loveable, yet lunatic childhood best friends who live life to the fullest in the desolate Arctic Circle. Despite broken bones, countless trips to the hospital and near death experiences, THE DUDESONS continue to perform the craziest and most dangerous stunts imaginable. From perilous car and motorcycle jumps to indoor bonfires to being a human dartboard, life holds no limits and there are no rules in these inventive comedic skits.

* RAISING THE ROOFS

Telecasts Thursdays (10:30 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Saturdays (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT). Season finale Thursday, August 8 (10:30 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Catch up on all the hilarity of this season with a week long RAISING THE ROOFS MARATHON Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

RAISING THE ROOFS is an unscripted comedy series that stars working actor Michael Roof, Jr., and his prank-pulling, beer-swilling, over-the- top, back-country family. Michael Jr. was born and raised in a small town of Dunnellon, Florida, with a population of 2,000, where his extended family still resides. In search of fame and fortune, he moved to Hollywood and has landed a number of supporting roles in films such as The Dukes of Hazzard and Black Hawk Down. RAISING THE ROOFS explores what happens when his family -- his father, Michael Sr. and Uncle Stevie -- pack their bags and their pet pig, and take on the bright lights and big city of Los Angeles for an open ended visit.

* UFC UNLEASHED

New episodes premiere Thursdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Wednesdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

This one-hour series features the greatest moments from the UFC(R)'s vast library of fight footage. The show includes classic bouts never before seen on television except on pay-per-view.

* TNA WRESTLING: iMPACT! (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); encores Saturdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

The new wrestling alternative, "TNA: iMPACT!" delivers a distinct brand of high-risk, athletic entertainment. Viewers are drawn in by TNA's philosophy of less talk and more action and the technically advance six- sided ring. TNA's roster integrates well-known wrestling superstars like Sting, Christian Cage, Jeff Jarrett, and Team 3D with the world's best up-and-coming talent, such as AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, and Monty Brown.

* CARPOCALYPSE: CIVIL WAR - SEASON 2

Telecasts Sunday, August 6 (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT). Season finale premieres Sunday, August 6 (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT).

Ringleaders Don Nerone and Chuck Rush are still in charge for the outrageous second season of Carpocalypse. Demolition derby racing returns with even bigger and crazier events, but this season Southerners are pitted against newcomers from the North. Half the races will take place in Bithlo, Florida; the other half will happen on northern turf in Buffalo, NY, rekindling a generations-old rivalry that's sure to be interesting.

* DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL

Telecasts Fridays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Saturdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT), and Sundays (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT and 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV takes viewers for a ride in this adrenaline-packed series with all new outrageous video footage pulled from precincts across the country.

* MXC (TV-14)

Telecasts Monday - Saturday (1:00-1:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV's acclaimed original comedic series, is described as a wacky combination of "Fear Factor," "Jackass," "Iron Chef," with a touch of "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Using the actual footage from one of the most popular primetime Japanese reality game shows, Takeshi's Castle, MXC is re-written to create an entirely new comedic storyline. The series is not dubbed and there is not a single trace of literal translation from the original show.

* GAME HEAD (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Saturdays (12:00 - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a weekly showcase on the world of video games.

* SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS - NEW ORIGINAL EPISODES (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Saturdays (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of Slammin' Saturday Night.

Featuring rescues, shootouts, and explosions, Spike's Most Amazing Videos delivers a combination of real and rare footage for some of the most heart-pounding and unbelievable moments ever captured on film. Hosted by Stacey Keach.

MOVIE PREMIERES

* FIRST BLOOD (1982, Action)

Premieres Friday, August 4 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

A mentally unstable Vietnam war vet, when abused with a small town's police force, begins a one man war against it. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, and Brian Dennehy.

* SEXY BEAST (2000, Crime/Drama)

Premieres Tuesday, August 8 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).

Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them. Starring Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone.

* LETHAL WEAPON (1987, Action)

Premieres Saturday, August 19 (7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Martin Riggs is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship. Starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

ACQUIRED SERIES

* THE SHIELD

Episodes of Season 3 premiere Fridays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Episodes also telecast Sundays (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) and Mondays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

The story of in inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Starring Emmy Award(R) winner Michael Chiklis and Catherine Dent.

* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)

Telecasts Monday - Friday (7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT), Monday - Friday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), Mondays and Fridays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION revolves around a team of forensic Crime Scene Investigators in the Las Vegas police department's Criminalistics Bureau. By relentlessly analyzing every detail at the scene of a crime, no matter how seemingly irrelevant or grotesque in nature, the team has science and experience on their side to solve the case. The series stars William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads, Jorja Fox and Paul Guilfoyle.

* THE THREE STOOGES (TV-PG)

Telecasts Saturdays and Sundays (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT).

Larry, Moe and Curly are on Spike TV, showcasing their extremely physical and sometimes controversial brand of slapstick humor that made them one of the most famous comedy troupes in history.

WEEKEND PROGRAMMING

* WEEKEND POWERBLOCK

Spike TV puts sexy car enthusiast Courtney Hansen in the driver's seat as host of the network's "Power Block" lineup, a weekend (Saturdays Noon - 2:00 PM, ET/PT and Sundays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, ET/PT) two-hour block of auto related programming.

Saturdays

Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT

HORSEPOWER TV

Host Joe Elmore and tech expert Mike Galley work out of their to-die- for performance garage sharing speed secrets on how to transform everyday cars into road burners and how to get the most out of them on the street and at the strip. This series captures the performance lifestyle taking viewers to America's best events, rallies and races.

12:30 - 1:00 PM, ET/PT

MUSCLE CAR

Celebrating America's love affair with these fabled '60's and 70's era muscle cars, the series focuses on finding, restoring and modifying iconic Detroit iron like the Pontiac GTO, the Hemi Cuba, the Boss Mustang and the Chevelle SS.

1:00 - 1:30 PM, ET/PT

XTREME 4X4

Hosted by Ian Johnson and Jessi Combs, this series features hardcore 4x4 build-ups and off-road truck projects, plus extreme action events -- rock crawling, desert racing, sand drags, mud racing, and trail riding adventure.

1:30 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT

TRUCKS!

This how-to/new vehicle series addresses the light truck market with special emphasis on pickups and sport utility vehicles. From the wildest jet drag trucks and monster trucks to the world's most radical 4x4 rock crawlers and customs, each episode takes viewers step-by-step modifying, customizing, restoring and testing classic and sport trucks, off-roaders and race trucks.

Sundays

11:00 - 11:30 AM, ET/PT

HORSEPOWER TV

11:30 AM - Noon, ET/PT

MUSCLE CAR

Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT

XTREME 4X4

12:30 - 1:00 PM, ET/PT

TRUCKS!

* FILMS OF FURY

Every Saturday in August, Spike TV features a different high-flying, hard-hitting, action-packed martial arts movie. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, August 5

Premiere!

2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT and 2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT

TWIN DRAGONS (1992, Action/Comedy)

Jackie Chan splits the lead in two by playing twins separated at birth. They are brought back together when the non-violent concert pianist John Ma comes to Hong Kong and becomes involved in the life of his street-fighting twin, Boomer. Starring Jackie Chan.

Saturday, August 12

2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT

DEATH WARRANT (1990, Action/Drama)

The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned to a jail to investigate the murders of several prisoners. While in the jail, Louis uses his outstanding martial arts to save his life and gain respect in a violent world. With the help of two other prisoners, Louis works to uncover the truth behind the dreadful crimes. Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Premiere!

Saturday, August 19

2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT and 2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT

ACCIDENTAL SPY (2001, Action)

A dull day loses its normalcy when Buck follows his instincts to trail two suspicious looking men into an alley. When he realizes that these men are robbing a jewelry store, he jumps into action to foil their plans. Starring Jackie Chan.

Premiere!

Saturday, August 26

2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT and 2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT

MELTDOWN (1995, Action)

After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong hotel, and when the Doctor's gang takes over the building in attempt to steal them, Kit is the only thing standing in their way. Starring Jet Li.

Artwork Available Upon Request

SOURCE Spike TV
http://www.spiketv.com





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· BLADE: THE SERIES (SPIKE TV)
· CARPOCALYPSE (SPIKE TV)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL (SPIKE TV)
· DUDESONS, THE (MTV2)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (DA)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· RAISING THE ROOFS (SPIKE TV)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· WORLD'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)









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